Age of Empires II (2013)

Age of Empires II (2013)

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New Custom AI - ResonanceBot 5-1c
New Workshop General: Artificial Intelligence
File Size
1.030 MB
Jul 1, 2015 @ 3:29pm
Dec 21, 2019 @ 5:56pm
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New Custom AI - ResonanceBot 5-1c

ResonanceBot 5-1c Description: (PLAYS RISE OF THE RAJAS) & Classic
Click 'Subscribe' to download a very challenging and advanced Custom AI for Age of Empires II: HD Edition that is actually enjoyable for *both* Casual players and Competitive players. I designed this AI to provide the most fun experience possible, rather than focusing on creating the most boring competitive AI out there. This mod supports both the vanilla HD Edition, "The Forgotten Expansion", "The African Kingdoms", and "The Rise of the Rajas". This AI (ResonanceBot) can play all civilizations and on most random maps with standard settings. Every difficulty level has been meticulously balanced to ensure that players of all skill levels have a great experience. Playing against ResonanceBot 5-1c is a great way to learn and practice Age of Empires II against a very intelligent opponent. With numerous customization options and a ton of randomized strategies (over 40), ResonanceBot 5-1c is designed to provide a refreshing and enjoyable match every time.

Setup Instructions and >> FAQ (contains full list of custom Commands!): << (View in Browser) (Download Link)

>>You must enable Audio Taunts in the Options for the AI to function properly as of Patch 5.7, and use the Chat Menu to communicate (top right in-game, select Everyone) <<

Download Changelog for Version 5-1c & Updates: (View in Browser) (Download Link)

*Note that the HotFix changes starting from July 21, 2015 are at the bottom of the changelog!

If you're looking for a way to practice or something fun to play with your friends then my AI should be perfect for you. The most important feature of it is that my AI auto-balances the difficulty for you to ensure that players and teams of all skill levels can always have a good game. Of course you should still select a Difficulty level because that influences it too! :P

Major Changes from the previous version:
-Strategies on all maps have been improved and a ton of new ones have been added!
-Attack Logic on land maps is now much smarter and better optimized. This should reduce lag.
-Hard/Hardest difficulty cheats have been reduced substantially to compensate for the improvements!
-Build Orders, Researches, and Economy Management has been improved to better match the chosen strategy.
-Bug fixes and a long list of miscellaneous improvements.

More Information on ResonanceBot 5-1c:
This AI (ResonanceBot 5-1c) was designed by me, Resonance22, to provide the most fun experience possible. In order to achieve this, the AI is packed full of personality, customization, and flexibility. It trains units to counter the enemy and has a wide variety of randomized strategies to choose from. When the AI is defeated it will typically ask its opponents for permission to Resign. The AI automatically adjusts the difficulty to meet the average skill level of the enemies. This ensures that my AI always produces a good game. My AI also offers helpful advice and serves as great practice for players looking to improve. If you're looking for something fun to play with your friends, my AI should be perfect for that. For once you do not need to be concerned with balancing the teams, since the AI does that for you.

When playing against my AI, make sure to set the Starting Age to the Dark Age and the Population to at least 150 (preferably 200 or above)!

Difficulty Recommendations:
Easiest: [For very casual players or beginners (1500 or below rating)].
Standard: [For casual players or low-novice players (1600-1500)].
Moderate: [For somewhat experienced or novice players (1700-1600)].
Hard: [For somewhat experienced or average players (1850-1700)].
Hardest: [For experienced or skilled players (1850 or above rating)]. I can beat Hardest 1v1 with no Tower Rushing or AI exploits at all. :D So you can too with enough practice! It is for 1850+ players and not for everyone. (Helpful Intro) <== Great build for practice but is advanced!

The last two difficulties do cheat for small amounts of resources to keep things interesting. I assure you that ResonanceBot has been balanced incredibly carefully though. It's not really fair to compare ResonanceBot to the new default Computer player in Aoe2 HD, since the new Computer player was designed to be completely fair with no cheating and rely on near-perfect economy usage to win, but because of that it cannot provide a challenge for faster players and behaves very differently from the Original Conquerors AI (which is also different in HD). Mine is a balance between the two. I allow ResonanceBot to cheat for small amounts of resources on Hard/Hardest so that it can still provide a fair challenge for faster players and have a more humanlike economy at all difficulties.

Note for more Casual Players: Try Easiest and Standard. On higher difficulties set a Treaty of 30 - 45 minutes. ResonanceBot's favorite map is Arena. Check the FAQ. :) Easiest and Standard do not rush. Easiest is actually a real difficulty, so start with it if you're new or casual. More info:

Future Updates:
Over time I will continue to expand upon my AI and add more features. The HD version will always be supported.
As of Nov 2019, I am looking into a possible DE port with the help of Patreon funding. Thank you!
You can occasionally find me hosting lobbies with my AI and joining other lobbies with my ResonanceBot 5-1c AI.
I also watch streams on Twitch of new players playing it with friends.
You may also find me live streaming gameplay of my AI here:
Updates shared here and on: and
I may also upload gameplay of my AI here:
Fund more updates (all updates are free):
-If you feel like it, Patreon is also a great way to tip me for all of my work. Optional but appreciated!

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Before Commenting:
Make sure to read the FAQ file that I have listed above! It has a full list of custom commands that can allow you to disable or enable certain AI features (such as preventing it from resigning early). ;) Most odd behaviors are also likely a result of bugs with Aoe2 HD's engine (LOTS of new AI engine bugs since Patch 4.0 and Patch 5.0). The AI engine in HD is also quite limited overall and does not have all of the Userpatch 1.4 features, so not all suggestions will be possible. Of course I'd be happy to help you with anything not covered there. I am quite responsive on Twitter. GLHF!
Popular Discussions View All (19)
Apr 2 @ 3:42pm
PINNED: Please port to Definitive Edition <3
Feb 25 @ 10:25am
Blockages in narrow passages
Jan 2 @ 12:21pm
The ResAI isn't that fun on sea maps
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pinkbutton7 May 28 @ 11:50pm 
i guess I am unable to use this properly. In moderate difficulty as an ally, this AI is not helping me at all. I am being rushed and killed
pinkbutton7 May 28 @ 11:08pm 
how good is this AI as an ally vs HD Ai ?
Phack May 11 @ 4:27pm 
Is there any way to deactivate AI resource cheat from your mod?
Cyanic Feb 15 @ 11:56am 
Works great!
Buffering_23 Feb 12 @ 7:08pm 
I never comment but i have to say, i was not expecting that. That Ai is all kinds of horrible! i absolutely love it, some of the tactics its been using are just plain devious, never had such a hatred for monks before and I haven't had to work so hard to stay alive since Arturios! Everyone get this, it will add a whole new layer to the game.
Roliçonho Jan 24 @ 4:29am 
*when i rush
Roliçonho Jan 24 @ 4:29am 
I don't know if he has support for duels, but whenever I go in duel mode with ResonanceBot he takes time to make troops and he always loses when I build a lot of barracks and units in the beginning and rush.
Vonbalt Jan 20 @ 1:06pm 
Can't wait to see this on DE version, this AI really spoiled the game for me since it's so good and fun, can't play without it!
Waren Jan 18 @ 7:37pm 
we're missing your resonancebot on DE, those were amazing matches with my friends, please port it resonance22! :D
Resonance22  [author] Jan 9 @ 12:57am 
Hi Sino-Aus, please send me a replay via Twitter or Email or however you prefer and I will definitely look into it for the next patch. I can also confirm that there is already a nerf to the AI military unit control in the next update. This is a major update funded by people's support on . :) Hopefully we'll get to port it to DE but first, I know I have some bugs to fix and issues to smooth out. I am glad to see so many people enjoy my AI. I have spent 6 years on it now. Your issue will be fixed Sino-Aus. Please reach out to me. In the meantime, read the FAQ file and note that Taunt 206 (use the chat menu in the top right and select Everyone) will make ResonanceBot control troops in a more reasonable way. I hope this helps! Anyone that wants to support the project, your replays are invaluable. Thank you for your continued support.